Nashville middle school coach accused of rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A middle school soccer coach in Nashville has been arrested on rape charges involving a teenage girl.

Metro police arrested 46-year-old Harpeth Hall middle school coach George "Rico" Laise on Tuesday on two counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and two counts of rape involving a victim with a mental incapacity.

The Tennessean reports police said the girl, who was 16 at the time, played on a traveling team coached by Laise and suffered a concussion at a match in Las Vegas last year.

Police said their relationship occurred while she was still suffering results of the concussion.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 210207561 -
Gray Television, Inc.